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Carolyn Pogostin

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Pogostin, Carolyn (Bernier)

Carolyn Marie Pogostin, 63, of Austin, TX., formerly of Atlanta, GA., Chicago, IL., Long Beach, CA., St. Louis, MO., Fairfax, VA., Mason, NH., Albuquerque, NM., and Canton, OH., died peacefully Monday, November 2, 2015, at her Austin home surrounded by her loving family.

Our beautiful Carolyn, wife, mother, sister, friend, and daughter, lived a full but brief life. Her husband Chet of 32 years, was the love of her life, travel companion, and best friend. To her beloved children, Lindsey and David, she was a loving and devoted mother that wished them success through education, and good example. To her sisters and brothers, she was our big sister, a kind and gentle soul, full of laughter, protective, and supportive. She had numerous and devoted friends around the country who admired her adventurous spirit.

Carolyn was born July 30, 1952 to the late John A. Bernier and Pauline J. (Wireman) Pfeffer. Carolyn grew up in Canton, OH., Albuquerque, NM., and Mason, NH. The first seven years of her education was received at St. Pauls' in North Canton, OH.

The death of her 32-year young father and with seven other siblings required her mother to remarry and relocate to Albuquerque for a year and then Mason, NH. where she graduated from Mascenic Regional High School in 1970. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM. She traveled the world including Alaska, Mexico, Canada, Italy, France, Spain and South America.

Her proudest accomplishment was to see her daughter and son thrive at what made them happy and successful. She desperately clung to life as long as she could but was unable to witness the birth of her granddaughter, Felicity.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Chet Pogostin of Austin, TX; son David Pogostin of Atlanta, GA.; daughter Lindsey, husband Michael and granddaughter Felicity Bergman of Austin, TX.; her mother, Pauline J. (Wireman) Pfeffer of Albuquerque, NM.; her brother John and wife Nancy Bernier of Austin, TX and Cincinnati, OH.; brother Thomas Bernier of Albuquerque, NM.; her sister Mary and husband Scott Andre of Ft. Walton Beach, FL.; her sister LuAnn and husband Mike Gadberry of Albuquerque, NM.; her sister Kathy and husband Bob Lees of Denver, CO.; her brother Richard (Joe) and wife Laurie Bernier of Albuquerque, NM.; her brother Gary Bernier of Albuquerque, NM.; and her sister Pamela and husband Todd Jorgensen of CA.; in addition to many nieces and nephews.

Carolyn will be dearly missed as she always had a warm smile, hug to greet family and friends and prided herself on her professionalism as a Registered Nurse.

Services: A funeral will not be conducted. Her husband is hosting a private ceremony with family and friends at the Sandia Mountain foothills in Albuquerque on November 2, 2016.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 30, 2016
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